The great philosopher Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it,” which is especially true if life is just a Shania Twain interview published by the Guardian.
After an interview that focused almost exclusively on how Twain dealt with being abused by a child, then cheated by her songwriting partner (with her best friend), the interview wraps up pretty awkwardly with:
It is not the only way in which she expresses her conservatism. If she had been able to vote in the US election, she would have plumped for Donald Trump, she says. “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both. If I were voting, I just don’t want bullshit. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”
The writer took Twain saying she wished her son didn’t have divorced parents and equated it to being a conservative in America and tacked on that she would have voted for President Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election.
There’s no real way to know when and why Twain was asked this question during the course of the interview, but almost as soon as it hit the Internet, Twain apologized saying– “I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it’s clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President. My limited understanding was that the President talked to a portion of America like an accessible person they could relate to, as he was NOT a politician.
My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him. I make music to bring people together. My path will always be one of inclusivity, as my history shows.”